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September 20, 2012, 01:05 AM
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The 2012 International Chess Olympiad wound up in Istanbul last weekend.  Final rankings here.

The prowess of the old U.S.S.R. lingers on.  The top ten nations in the final rankings include four of the U.S.S.R. successor states, plus two former East European satellite states.

The U.S.A. ranked No. 5 overall.  You can see the team pictures here.  Guys team:  Hikaru Nakamura, Gata Kamsky, Alexander Onishuk, Varuzhan Akobian, and Ray Robson.  Gals team:  Irina Krush, Anna Zatonskih, Rusudan Goletiani, Sabina Foisor and Tatev Abrahamyan.

Further down on that page is a list of "World Chess Federation (FIDE) Top 100 Players July 2012."